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Palace of Culture

Iaşi's premier attraction and symbol of the city is the grandiose Gothic-revival Palace of Culture that dominates the horizon at the southern end of B-dul Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt. Though it looks as if it stepped o…
Monastery in Târgu Neamţ & Around

Agapia Monastery

Agapia Monastery is an active nunnery, housing 300 to 400 nuns in two locations. The main monastery, Agapia din Vale, stands at the western end of Agapia village. It was built in 1644 by Gavril Coci (Vasile Lupu’s b…
Monastery in Iaşi

Golia Monastery

This beautiful late Renaissance–style monastery is guarded by thick walls and the 30m-high Golia tower, which you can climb (120 steps) for views out over the city. The 17th-century church is notable for its vibrant…
Fortress in Târgu Neamţ & Around

Neamţ Citadel

Medieval Neamţ Citadel had already long been considered Moldavia’s finest fortress before recent renovations improved it again. It was built in 1359 by Moldavian Prince Petru I Muşat, who picked an impregnable high …
Gardens in Iaşi

Botanical Gardens

Iaşi's Botanical Gardens are Romania’s first (1856) and largest (100 hectares). They sprawl across Parcul Exposiţiei's western side and offer 21km of shady lanes, 800 rose varieties and orchid gardens, plus greenhou…
Museum in Piatra Neamţ

Cucuteni Museum

This is by far the city's best museum, with three floors of well-done displays on the Cucutenians, a neolithic culture with advanced pottery skills that lived in the area from around 6000 BC to 3000 BC. The ground f…
Museum in Iaşi

Art Museum

The art museum occupies much of the Palace of Culture's 1st floor, with some 24 chambers of paintings organised according to category: Romanian modern art, universal art (foreign works), and contemporary art. Highli…
Church in Iaşi

Moldavian Metropolitan Cathedral

This cavernous cathedral, built between 1833 and 1839, was designed by architect Alexandru Orascu and decorated by painter Gheorghe Tattarescu. Since 1889, when the cathedral claimed the relics of Moldavia's patron …
Monastery in Târgu Neamţ & Around

Sihla Monastery

Placid Sihla Monastery, inhabited by 30 monks, occupies a solitary wooded plateau about 8km southwest of Agapia Monastery along a marked, partly paved forest road. The remote location keeps the number of visitors to…
Church in Iaşi

Church of the Three Hierarchs

Built by Prince Vasile Lupu between 1637 and 1639, and restored between 1882 and 1904, this is one of Iaşi's most beautiful churches. Its exterior stone pattern work is exquisite and reveals Turkish, Georgian and Ar…